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Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Hammond Hotel: 'It's time for a new era'
School notches top character award
UPDATE: Storm tracks south, sparing metro-area commute
UWRF community warned about increase in phishing, other scams
crime and courts
Falcon men advance to WIAC title game
Wildcats BRC champs
Falcon men clinch WIAC title
Memories resound as UWRF's Karges Center era closes
Darn that storm: Coffee concert canceled
Flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination
She's bringing song back; feel free to join
Wanted in Pierce County: Century and sesquicentennial farmers
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/7/17 Public Hearing re: Eagle Storage Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinance 2017-06
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
SHARING FAMILIES: 3/3/17 Annual Meeting Notice
SUMMONS: Applegate Inc. v. Elizabeth DeLabio; Case No. 17-SC-57
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Sheila Kinney Ambrose, 64
Regina C. Larson, 84
Freida K. Ylvisaker, 93
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
Real Estate Showcase
December 30, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Bidding farewell to a warm, wet 2016; oversight at vets' home could hinge on appointment; 8 more state news stories
Wisconsin is about to finish one of its warmest and wettest years. The National Weather Service says 2016 is the fourth warmest on record in...
December 30, 2016 - 8:07am
December 29, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Study estimates billions from tolls, but with caveats; 4 Amish schoolhouse shootings confirmed; 8 more state news stories
MADISON — Wisconsin can collect $14 billion to $41 billion from tolls on interstate highways from 2020 through 2050. But a newly released consultant's report also says it would cost up to$400 million to install the tolling system -- and it would need federal approval that's far...
December 29, 2016 - 9:16am
December 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State investigates season's first snowmobile death; new OWI penalties begin Jan. 1; 7 more state news stories
ARBOR VITAE — Wisconsin's first snowmobile death of the winter is still being investigated. Vilas County sheriff's deputies say a 63-year-old man from East Moline, Illinois, died when his machine struck a tree Monday night off a trail near Arbor Vitae where he was part of a group...
December 28, 2016 - 8:52am
December 27, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker tells lawmakers they can raise fees — if balanced with cut; wandering bear captured; 9 more state news stories
MADISON — Assembly Republicans say all options should be on the table while they work on closing a $1 billion deficit in Wisconsin's transportation...
December 27, 2016 - 1:57pm
December 26, 2016
DOT, county plan for St. Croix Crossing loop trail
As construction of the St. Croix Crossing Bridge is set to wrap up in fall 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and St. Croix County...
December 26, 2016 - 5:00am
December 23, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Legislator backs off mandatory high school drug testing; snow advisories for travelers; 7 more state news stories
MADISON — A Republican state lawmaker is backing off plans for a bill that would require high school students who participate in extracurricular activities or park a vehicle on school property to undergo random drug tests.
December 23, 2016 - 8:51am
December 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State calls for hold on redistricting pending SCOTUS decision; Jarchow's DNR plan interests Walker; 8 more state news stories
MADISON -- The state Justice Department says Wisconsin should not be forced to redraw its Assembly and Senate districts until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the matter.
December 22, 2016 - 9:31am
December 21, 2016
Area’s only operating animal shelter given the all clear
Gregory's Gift of Hope, 1374 Hwy. 65, New Richmond, the only operating shelter serving St. Croix County and surrounding counties has been released from quarantine after 115 days.
December 21, 2016 - 10:20am
Rescued cat needs a loving home
One local kitty is looking for a home for Christmas. The orange tabby male, who is being called "Jack," was found by Katie Chafee's sister Gina....
December 21, 2016 - 9:54am
Wisconsin roundup: State's population growth lags behind nation; lawmakers take aim at UW-Madison's 'Problem of Whiteness' course; 7 more state news stories
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin's population is growing slower than the nation as a whole. A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Badger State has 5,778,708 residents as of July 1 -- an increase of 0.2 percent from the previous year, while the nation as a whole grew by 0.7...
December 21, 2016 - 8:39am
December 19, 2016
New Unitarian pastor to encourage love, community, acceptance
Derek Washington found the Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls during a time in his life when he was questioning life and spirituality....
December 19, 2016 - 10:48am
December 16, 2016
City kicks off Kinni Corridor Project
By about 6:45 p.m. last Thursday, the public library's lower level was packed with an estimated 340 people. They were all came to learn more...
December 16, 2016 - 5:00am
December 15, 2016
River Falls firefighters deal first with smoky odor, then later for real blaze
Firefighters were called to investigate an “electrical smoke smell” Tuesday just after 5:30 p.m. at a house at 111 N. Fourth St. owned by...
December 15, 2016 - 9:47am
December 12, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: River Falls' Van Galen among UW chancellors receiving raises; Wis. recount close to finishing; 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- Five veteran chancellors of UW campuses around the state will get pay raises of 4 to 6 percent for the next year. The university's Board of Regents has approved the special raises so each leader will make $220,000 per year. They are the first such increases since 2013....
December 12, 2016 - 7:21am
December 9, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Trump's 'Thank You Tour' comes to Wisconsin Tuesday; tuition hike ahead for some UW students; 6 more state news stories
NEW YORK -- President Elect Donald Trump's "Thank You Tour" comes to Wisconsin next week. He's been traveling around the country thanking voters...
December 9, 2016 - 10:42am